Dave_the_Proc

Dave_the_Proc

  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Just a thought, but perhaps this might be helpful to the discussion: - If you blindly trust a sat nav without understanding it's limitations, you will have a poor experience. - If you don't understand how to read a paper...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Do you imagine their reaction would be any different if they had a paper map in the car?...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Lurgan’s a weird place, full stop. (Sorry. Sorry. Had to be done.)...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    the Belfast/Dublin trains are interrupted at present while they build a Brexit customs checkpoint Charlie, I’ve looked for anything beyond the “official” reason for this closure, but am turning up a blank. Do you have a source for this, or...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Apropos of watching the exchange rate this week: Do we think the pound and euro will achieve parity before October 31st, or after?...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    While it's fair to say that in the vast majority of cases you are correct, there are of course exceptions. Friend of my parents hit a child, even though they were travelling at low speed (sub 30 mph): cars parked...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Not wanting to drag up the ghosts of discussions past, but you may not be aware that in NI (and I would suspect Scotland too), "fishwife" does not merely refer to speaking style but also carries connotations of "not saying...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    the politest economic blockade the EU can manage That bit, right there. And, yes, my personal preference would also be to swap 2 & 3, but as you point out, the current Irish government seems much more concerned about the...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    (And mdive @583) Also, if you've been paying attention in detail (rather than just the headline items in the regular media), the Irish government has made it's priorities very clear: 1) Protect Ireland's relationship with and status in the EU....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    From today’s “I’m on Twitter because I don’t do reality” column: “I think we (UK) should simply invade Ireland (military wise), peacefully as there wouldn't be a resistance. Dissolve the Irish gvt partially, job done. Ireland leaves with the rest...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Yep. All this, and what anonemouse said too. The question that is uppermost in my mind on this is: If the DUP are no longer in the loop what is the actual incentive (in the current Westminster/rUK political climate) to...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Yep. The legalities seem unlikely to disturb Johnson too much. And given how this shit-show is circling the drain, I'm not sure how the population here would react. In the short term this might cause worse problems than Brexit, but...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Jesus. I wish this didn't seem like a real scenario in the current climate! That aside, I popped by to post this interesting bit of weirdness: How did Trump end up in front of a presidential seal doctored to include...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    A person is vulnerable if they are likely to be unable to stand up to discrimination It is nonsense that that vulnerability and discrimination are properties of complete classes So an individual has some property of "gender" and some property...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    How do you define an individual's "vulnerability" if there is only a single axis defining gender? Asking for a friend....
  • Commented on Story time!
    Its a sign of the end times! EC and Greg are almost in agreement!...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Off topic, but thought it might be interesting to many regulars: I just watched the first episode of GOOD OMENS, and it was pitch perfect. If you have the means to watch it, do so!...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Off topic, but apropos of the continuing political nuttiness: Is it time for a 3rd Brexit thread?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    On the note of whether the Swedish case against Assange will be reopened, the following link is the clearest I've found so far. https://www.thelocal.se/20190411/swedish-prosecutor-urged-to-reopen-rape-investigation-into-julian-assange TL;DR Since the statue of limitations has not expired, the lawyer of at least one of...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I have, for some time, been convinced that the DUP would in a perverse way be happier in a United Ireland — they would forever be able to play the protest-party card. Harking back to the “glorious past” (with no...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    For those wondering about NI's identity crisis in the event of a break up of the UK, remember that both Unionists and Nationalists define their identity in primarily negative terms (Unionist = *not* Irish, Nationalist = *not* British). Identifying as...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    But the UK soooooo loves this idea! It compliments the narrative that tells us thet the EU can't be trusted, that it is sneaky and deceptive, that it is opaque and undemocratic. In other words, it stands well alongside all...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    For those reading the Pterry back catalog, particularly relevant to the current discussions: JINGO, NIGHT WATCH and THUD (for the socio-politics), and also GOING POSTAL and MAKING MONEY (for the economics). (Although his genius with exposing and satirizing the stupidity...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Since every Brexit thread requires the obligatory dip into the continuing havoc being caused in Northern Ireland … UK immigration rules ‘deny’ NI-born Irish citizens access to EU rights While it has been thus far hard to categorically say that...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Agreed. I have unfortunately already subjected myself to The Hobbit (although only made the mistake of paying for a cinema ticket for the first). What I found most bizarre was the things that were done right in the LOTR films,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    A brief note: The ERG and other pivoting towards May's deal and "throwing the DUP under the bus" is not a blow to the DUP but a boon. It allows them to continue to continue their narrative of being the...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    If the only changes had been snipping some of the slower moving or extraneous story elements (Bombadil, and yes, even the Scouring of the Shire) then that would have been grand, and I could provide a long list of things...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    While there were some wonderful moments and superb visuals in the first LOTR movie, the butchering of character (that only increased in the subsequent movies) was unforgivable....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I once read another author describe the process of optioning a novel for film as: Drive up to the California state line, throw the manuscript across, someone throws a sack of money the other way, and that's it. While the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    For anyone still watching the petition numbers, someone created this page with a graph showing the signatures over time as well as the total count: Revoke Article 50 Petition On the current trend it looks pretty certain to top out...
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